Senegal Holidays

Senegal Destination Guide

  • Capital: Dakar
  • Currency: Communaute Financiere Africaine franc (XOF)
  • Country Size: 196,190 km2
  • Population: 10,589,571 (approx)
  • Language: French (official), Wolof, Pulaar, Jola, Mandinka


Travel to Senegal

If you have an interest in wildlife, visit the Fathala Reserve which is open all year round. There are various safari holidays here and you will be able to see exotic animals like rhinos, giraffes, antilopes and birds.


View our Africa travel guide.

Volunteer Senegal

Types of Programs

  • Community development
  • Childcare
  • Medical & healthcare
  • Education


Duration / Dates

  • All year round


Cost & How to Apply

Some international volunteer organsations offer structured programs where you will need to pay a fee, this generally includes:

  • Accommodation 
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Transport to and from the airport
  • Guidance and mentoring by local staff
  • In country support and 24 hour phone number
  • Full access to local amenities and facilities
  • All equipment

The price does not include:

  • Flights, visa expenses and insurance
  • Any optional extra activities as mentioned on the itinerary page
  • Extra food or treats from the local shop

There are some paid and also free volunteering opportunities in Senegal.


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